The Sharing of Experience

We receive many letters from the families we've served, thanking us for our caring ways during their time of loss. Their words warm our hearts, and speak to you of our professionalism, compassion, and the true value of the services we provide.

Oftentimes the best way to get a sense of how you’ll feel is to hear directly from families that have held services for loved ones at Hayhurst Funeral Home. We invite you to read and explore a range of testimonials and get the best sense possible of what your experience can be. Please ask us any questions, any time. We want nothing more than to help you through a difficult time with ease, peace and healing.

“Dear Jack and all the wonderful staff at Hayhurst, Our family thanks you for the support and guidance with the arrangements for mom's service and burial. Everyone that we dealt with in person, by phone, or by e-mail made the planning of all the details go smoothly. We were so please and we kept saying, that is just the way mom would have wanted it. Jack, your touching story about the keychain got my 29 year old choked up because mom had given him an engraved keychain for graduation. He will treasure that keychain forever. We are grateful for your kindness and support during our time of need.”

Robin July 28, 2020

“Dear Hayhurst Staff, Our family wanted to express our sincere gratitude and thankfulness for helping us in mom's service. It was such a peace to work with such wonderful people. Everyone was professional and also so compassionate. It really made a difference during such a hard time. Honestly, everything went so perfect, especially for the short time frame we worked in. Our words will never express how our hearts feel, but we did want to say Thank you again!”

Sherri May 23, 2018

“Thank you for all you did to lighten the burden of taking care of the many details of the passing of my husband. It was amazing to realize that so much was already taken care of by you and your staff. The memorial service could not have been better and the memorial folder was perfect. Your professionalism and kindness was impressive. Gods blessing to each of you.”

Glynda February 13, 2020

“Mr. Hayhurst, I wanted to thank you and all that were involved with the passing of (our loved one). The kindness given to our family and the helpfulness expressed by all at Hayhurst will not soon be forgotten. I was comforted to know I was in the hands of a strong Christian family who were able to feel and guide me through the process. I want to also thank you for picking the perfect music. I pray God richly blesses each one of you who took part in helping my hurting family. I thank God for you and the service you provide.”

Pam January 19, 2016

“Mr. Hayhurst and Staff, Thank you to all of you for everything you did for my wife/our mother. Your compassion and thoroughness during this sad time were very much appreciated. A special thank you to Mr. Hayhurst for sharing your beautiful singing voice during her memorial service. Everything was just what we wanted and she would have been very pleased.”

Duane January 06, 2021

“I am so grateful to you for the special attention our family received at the time of his passing, night of viewing, beautiful memorial service, and graveside service. We certainly appreciate your patience with the length of time we took for each service. If he was watching, no doubt he was saying, "Wow," one of his favorite expressions! I must say he deserved the best. Your staff was exceptional and we are so thankful for their concern, help, and understanding. Our family has used and been blessed by you, your staff and services since 1997 and unless Jesus comes before, I'm sure we will see you there again!”

Nancy May 07, 2016

“We wanted to express our gratitude to your staff for the beautiful services you provided to our family. I understand that your staff went to lots of effort to make her so pretty and her service so beautiful. Thank you so much as it is such a comfort to our family. May God bless your business.”

Vera June 13, 2016

“At a time of deepest sadness, you have stepped into our lives and helped us through. There is no remedy for our sadness, but with your guidance and assistance from your staff and Christian surroundings, we have the strength to go on.”

Walker Family April 11, 2018

“Dear Jack, You continue to amaze me. The wonderful way you conducted the memorial service, the compassion you showed us before, during and after the service! All the follow up you did, and now I have received notice from the Batesville Casket Company that at your request, a tree will be planted as a memorial to our loved one! My vocabulary is inadequate to fully express my appreciation, so I'll just have to settle for thanks.”

N. Johnson October 10, 2000

“To all at Hayhurst, Our family thanks you all for being so personable. You have to be close to the Lord to do what you do. The service was wonderful.”

Pat March 31, 2015

“Jack and Staff, Thank you for all you did to lighten the burden of taking care of the many details of the passing of my husband. It was amazing to realize that so much was already taken care of by you and your staff. The memorial service could not have been better and the memorial folder was perfect. Your professionalism and kindness was impressive.”

G. M. June 25, 2015

“Thanks so much for your advice, suggestions, and time during the planning and execution of mom's service. You and your staff made this difficult situation easier on all of us.”

Inez February 26, 2019

“We are so thankful that our church ladies sent us to you. To say your entire staff were great professionals would be a disservice. The vast details were handled like you knew and loved our very special boy. A service of this size requires more and you met it. The video, the casket display, and the list goes on, were perfect in this insane situation. You gave me details just one at a time. I just can't thank you enough for helping us celebrate our boy.”

Ron November 14, 2019

“To the staff at Hayhurst, Our many thanks to everyone at Hayhurst for the great experience we had when we lost our mom. Everything was just perfect and mom looked beautiful - could not have been better despite our loss. Thanks so much.”

M. Family May 18, 2018

“Jack and company, my family and I are so grateful to you for all you did for us during our loss. This is the 3rd service you have done for my family over the years and you have always given us excellent service. Thank you.”

Cynthia September 13, 2018

“Our family thanks you all for being so personable. You have to be close to the Lord to do what you do. The service you provided was wonderful.”

Pat March 03, 2021

“Hayhurst Family, Recently I lost both my parents and I just wanted to express my gratitude and much appreciation for the wonderful care my parents received. Buck and Gary were very instrumental in helping navigate through this period. With that said, our family thanks you from the bottom of our hearts. We are so thankful.”

Carla February 08, 2021

“Dear Jack and Staff, Thank you for the guidance and help in arranging Dad's funeral. We appreciate how everything was handled with such care. It was a wonderful celebration of Dad's life.”

Carolyn and Liz January 01, 2021

“Hayhurst Staff, We are so thankful that our church ladies sent us to you. To say your entire staff were great professionals would be a disservice. The vast details were handled like you knew and loved our very special boy. A service of this size requires more and you met it. The video, the casket display, and the list goes on, were perfect in this insane situation. You gave me details just one at a time. I just can't thank you enough for helping us celebrate our boy.”

S. Family February 14, 2018

“Dear Jack, You will never know how much your friendship has blessed my life. After conducting or singing hundreds of funeral services, I woke to a new chapter of my life realizing that I did not have a clue the steps required to deal with the issues of death in our family. You stepped in with a servant's heart and walked me through the toughest of times and somehow left me feeling like it was an honor for you, when truly it was a blessing to me. Just like Nick, I realized afresh and anew how important your service is to the people of Broken Arrow. Getting the job done just isn't good enough when you are facing these most difficult circumstances and you and your team are a great reflection of class and joy as you testify of the Christ in you. Thank you for all the kindness afforded me and my family through your ministry. It will never be forgotten.”

B. Gray July 09, 2007

“Dear Jack and all the wonderful Staff at Hayhurst, Our family thanks you for the support and guidance with the arrangements for Mom's service and burial. Everyone that we dealt with in person, by phone or by e-mail made the planning of all the details go smoothly. Darren and I were so pleased, we kept saying that it was just the way Mom would have wanted it. We are grateful for your kindness and support during our time of need.”

Robin and Darren May 29, 2015

“Dear Jack and Staff, Thank you so much for all of your help and guidance as we planned the service. After our first meeting, we knew that we chose the right business to help us with the process. You and your staff gave us so much confidence that we were making the right decisions during a very stressful time. Thank you so much!”

M. Family July 06, 2015